All of our shoes are made with full-grain calf leather from Japan and then crafted in our factory in India. We chose calf leather due to its natural suppleness and short break-in period, so your shoes will be comfortable from the first wear. Furthermore, with time and care, your shoes will develop a beautiful patina, which is sure to turn heads.
Our shoes showcase one of three styles of construction: Goodyear welt, reverse Goodyear welt, or Blake rapid stitch. All of these methods stitch the calf leather uppers to the sole, which make your Vox & Leo's extremely durable - your shoes won’t fall apart after a few months of wear and gives you the option to re-sole in the future.
Used to render shape and form in the final stages of manufacturing, lasts are integral to both the comfort and beauty of a shoe. Vox & Leo shoes are built on one of three lasts that cater to a variety of foot sizes and widths. During the manufacturing process, each shoe is kept in its last between 3-5 days, this ensures that every pair of Vox & Leo's keeps their shape for years to come. We recommend using a shoe tree to maintain the shape of your Vox & Leo's.
Our most popular last, the Kenshin is a classic square toe with deep curves, and a wide body (E/EE width). This last is more fitted compared to our Kenji last, making it suitable for wider feet. The Kenshin is best suited with sharp dressing be it a semi-formal evening or a tuxedo look.
The Kenji is our oldest and most beloved last. It has an almond toe with a rounded girth used widely for all lace-up and fully-covered styles. Whilst it is graded as a D last, it feels roomier than its equals and is accommodative of marginally wider feet as well (E). The understated Kenji has a timeless shape rendering it the ability to carry a wide variety of styles.
The Taka last is an EEE fit, designed ideally for non-lace up shoes such as loafers and moccasins. This last is inspired by the loafers made in England that have larger girth areas but taper towards the toe creating a narrower looking shoe. The sole profile for this last is usually very distinctive providing an elegant look. The Taka is one of our most perfected lasts having gone through various iterations. The Unlined loafer is built on this last.